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WATCH: Bowls New Zealand triples champion drops the F-bomb three times on live television

Bowls is not typically associated with expletive, emotionally charged language but New Zealand’s latest champion flipped the script while celebrating his win on live television.

In an explicit post-match interview, the 2018 Triples team captain David Eades was “a lot excited” after claiming the national title and it showed.

Talking to Sky Television after the match about what the win meant to him, Eades dropped three F-bombs in the space of about 10 seconds after the win.

“F***in’ heaps man. That’s for my son Ben and my wife Irene, I f***in’ love them to f***in’ bits and I’d die for them all,” he said.

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His response was met with laughter from the spectators with the interviewee awkwardly apologising to the viewers.

“Sorry about that – live television,” she said.

Eades was unable to stand still for the remainder of the interview, rocking to-and-fro, leaning in tightly to the microphone to answer the remaining questions.

He went on to thank his team mates, Bruce McClinktock and Bart Robinson, as well as praising the opposition after the toughly fought final.

“The three people that we played against, they are very very fine bowlers.

“They’re probably the best three bowlers in North Harbour and Triples, and mate to beat them you have to be very very good. They’re a great combination,” Eades said.

At the end of the interview Eades assured the interviewee and viewers that he would be celebrating well afterward.

February 17, 2018 / by / in
Jindabyne get behind local Olympic heroes

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics have raised the eyebrow of many over the past week and the Jindabyne Bowling & Sports Club are doing their best to support former residents turned Olympic heroes. 

The alpine town club has gathered momentum as the hub for all things Olympics, with sizeable crowds coming together to support Jindabyne born and bred hero and boardercross competitor in Adam Lambert in recent days, with another local favourite Russell Hunshaw to compete in the Ski Slopestyle this weekend. 

Lambert was a student at the Jindabyne Central School and received warm support from a strong crowd of 150 people for his event on Thursday, with support ranging from school-age students to 90-year-olds. 

The Olympic rookie narrowly missed out on progressing through to the quarter-finals after being caught up in a crash in the eighth-finals, finishing just outside the top three in fourth place.

Town resident Henshaw will compete in the Ski Slopestyle from Sunday. 

Located approximately 35kms from the two major two resorts of Thredbo and Perisher, Jindabyne is a must-visit club with spectacular views over Banjo Patterson Park and Lake Jindabyne towards the Snowy Mountains. 

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February 16, 2018 / by / in
Rebecca van Asch goes back to school

Commonwealth Games squad member Rebecca van Asch has paid a visit to her old school St Finn Barr’s Catholic Primary in Launceston, Tasmania. 

The joint 2017 Tasmanian athlete of the year, who is also chief executive of Bowls Tasmania, was tasked with the objective of breaking down bowls stereotypes among her students for the day. 

“They were a fantastic bunch to talk to and so enthusiastic so it was great to share my journey with them,” she told The Examiner. 

“It would be nice to think some of them might be future bowlers.” 

The triple world champion took students through her journey, from sharing their ‘bowls for the elderly’ stereotype at their age to taking up the sport with her nan in Grade 4 when she was at St Finn Barr’s to representing Australia on the world stage. 

Van Asch will contest the triples and fours at the upcoming Games on the Gold Coast and has considerable recent World Championship form to build from. 

“I’d love to win two medals. I’d love them to be gold but any two would be cool,” she said. 

“The Australian women’s team is No.1 in the world but there are some really good teams out there. We played Malaysia last week on the Gold Coast and they were really good and will be hard to beat while England, Scotland, Wales and New Zealand we’ll have to play well against to win medals.”

Read the full story from The Examiner here

Image – Courtesy of The Examiner 

February 16, 2018 / by / in
Bowling for a good cause

In conjunction with the Malvern Bowls Club just south-east of Melbourne’s CBD, hockingstuart Armadale is hosting a barefoot bowls event to raise money for Prahran Mission’s Hartley’s Community Dining Room for their Winter Breakfast Program.

Hartley’s Community Dining Room offers warm breakfast to economically and socially disadvantaged people over the winter months, serving up to 65 meals a day. 

Hartley’s is staffed by experienced chefs, wonderful volunteers, and participants from Uniting Prahran’s services. 

It aims to provide a supportive and welcoming environment for all, but particularly those in the community who may be experiencing isolation, loneliness or disadvantage, as well as nutritious, low-cost meals.

Join Malvern Bowls Club for a fantastic day of fun with $2 face painting, $2 raffle tickets for your chance to win some great prizes, a $2.50 sausage sizzle plus plenty more! 

Money raised will go towards much-needed food, ingredients and kitchen equipment for use at Harley’s.

Details:

Malvern Bowls Club
14 Coonil Cres, Malvern
Sunday 4 March
11:00am – 3:00pm 

February 15, 2018 / by / in